# How do you find the distance between point A(-3, 5) and point B(4, -6) in the coordinate plane?

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#### Explanation:

Having the points

We calculate the distance d with the formula:

So in this case we have:

You first work out the

#### Explanation:

In the horizontal (x) direction the distance is:

In the vertical (y) direction the distance is:

(you should draw this on coordinate paper)

We now have a right-sided triangle, where the hypotenuse is the distance between A and B.

So

Find distance between A (-3, 5) and B (4, -6)

#### Explanation:

Use formula for distance:

d = 13.04